Sonobex awarded top innovation accolade by the IET

Sonobex is celebrating success as one of the Institution of Engineering and Technology's (IET) Innovation Awards winners for 2018.

The Awards celebrate the most pioneering engineering and technology innovations across 14 sectors, from energy and sustainability to transport and healthcare.

Chosen from over 350 original entries from all over the world, Sonobex was judged the winner of the Emerging Technology Design award in recognition of our Innovative Noise Control Using Acoustic Metamaterials.

Sonobex received the award at a prestigious awards dinner and ceremony held in London on 14 November, hosted by comedy actor and writer Sally Phillips.

IET President Mike Carr OBE, said: "Our Innovation Awards put the achievements of the most outstanding engineering and technology inventors around the world into the spotlight and play a critical role in helping them advance their vital work.

"Innovation is an essential foundation for the growth of the global economy and for raising the standard of living in all communities. It is a key differentiator that makes companies and projects successful and, in keeping with the IET's mission to inspire excellence in engineering and technology, we are immensely proud to recognise, celebrate and show our support for these exceptional achievements."

Dr Daniel Elford, Chief Technology Officer, Sonobex, said on winning this award: "Sonobex are extremely honoured to receive the prestigious IET Innovation Award. It is a great recognition of the team's hard work and dedication."

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